Angela Grant and Maddie Grimes will begin serving as Good Faith Media’s Ernest C. Hynds Jr. Interns for the spring 2022 semester beginning on Jan. 10.

This is the fourth group of interns since GFM’s internship program was launched in the fall semester of 2020. Brief reflections from previous interns about their experience can be found here.

“Good Faith Media is excited to welcome Angela and Maddie as interns this spring. Both bring remarkable talents that readers, listeners and viewers will appreciate,” said GFM CEO Mitch Randall. “GFM is committed to helping individuals learn more about our organization and develop their skills for future journalistic opportunities.”

Grimes is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in publishing from Belmont University in Nashville, and she is seeking a minor in interdisciplinary ethics with an emphasis in philosophy.

“I am so excited about the opportunity to intern for Good Faith Media this spring. I’m looking forward to bringing the writing and editing skills that I already have to the table, using them to be the best contribution to the team that I can be,” Grimes said. “I’m especially excited to become more connected with work that advocates for the LGBTQ community within the church. Being able to work with a team of people who are committed to thoughtfulness and empathy is always an opportunity I will jump at.”

Grant is a recent graduate of the Yale Divinity School where her favorite professors were an expert on world Christianity and a reporter who covered international conflicts from a humanitarian perspective. She is thrilled to have been selected for the GFM internship and sees this as a step towards a career as an international religions journalist.

Grant also holds a Master of Arts in English from Trinity College in Hartford, and a Bachelor of Arts in French and Education from the University of Connecticut in Storrs.

The internship program was established with an initial naming gift from the foundation of First Baptist Church of Athens, Georgia, where Ernest Hynds was a beloved member. He was a longtime professor and department head in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.

Gifts to support this ongoing engagement with the next generation of communicators may be made by contacting Mitch Randall ( or Autumn Lockett ( by email or by phone at 615-627-7763.

Prospective interns may learn more about the internship program here, and can inquire about upcoming internships by contacting GFM at

The deadline to apply for the summer 2022 internship is March 1.

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